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Atelier Bow-Wow Designs Stage for Music Festival at Horst Castle

Atelier Bow-Wow Designs Stage for Music Festival at Horst Castle
Atelier Bow-Wow Designs Stage for Music Festival at Horst Castle , © Jeroen Verrecht
© Jeroen Verrecht

Kasteel van Horst, a 17th-century castle in rural Belgium, and the raucous music festival it hosts every fall are an unlikely pair. But for the past four years, the Horst Music and Art Festival hosted at the castle just outside of Leuven, Belgium has brought together international artists, musicians, architects, and designers for a weekend of creative celebration. For the fifth and final iteration of the festival this year, Tokyo-based architecture firm Atelier Bow-Wow will join the mix.

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© Jeroen Verrecht
© Jeroen Verrecht

Invited by the Horst Festival to “create new work reflecting on the historic context of the site,” Atelier Bow-Wow has flipped the prompt on its head. Designing a stage that they describe as a “wooden box on the lake shore,” they claim its simple form will be activated as it pulses with music, “an antipode of the dead castle and the still scenery.”

Courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow
Courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow
Courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow
Courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow

Tension ropes connect walls on either side of the pavilion, creating “an immaterial roof, which seems to blend with the horizon.” The stage extends from a platform submerged in water, in turn mimicking Horst Castle itself, which appears to float atop a pond.

Courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow
Courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow
Courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow
Courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow

The Horst Music and Arts Festival will take place September 7th-9th, 2018 in Holsbeek, Belgium.

Courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow
Courtesy of Atelier Bow-Wow

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Cite: Ella Comberg. "Atelier Bow-Wow Designs Stage for Music Festival at Horst Castle " 05 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/897346/atelier-bow-wow-designs-stage-for-music-festival-at-horst-castle/> ISSN 0719-8884
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